Via dei Filosofi 41/A
06121 - Perugia
Via Zenari 10
members of the Directive Board:
Pro Silva Italy is organized in territorial sections, with:
The Objectives of Pro Silva Italy
In forest management, Pro Silva proposes a multifunctional approach, which seeks to pursue different objectives on the same wooded areas at the same time.
In silviculture, the fundamental operation that allows these objectives to be pursued is the selection in the forest of the trees to be removed and left, called "hammered or marked".
The north of Italy was hit by strom Vaia in last autumn destroying thousands of hectras of forest.
Close-to-nature silviculture has a long tradition in Italy, starting from the seminal work on uneven-aged forests by Lucio Susmel. This forestry system has been initially applied in the North East (Trentino, Veneto, Friuli), but is now spreading also in other Italian regions.
Despite the fact that close-to-nature silviculture is sometimes misunderstood by local administrators as low-intensity, passive, or non-productive management, Pro Silva general principles are becoming more and more ingrained in the management of most forestry systems, including even-aged forests, irregular forests, and even coppices.
Pro Silva Italia was founded in 1996. Since then, it has promoted knowledge sharing by organizing five to ten technical excursions every year in various Italian forests, focused on forest management issues such as: